Mikel Landa Is Forced To Abandon The Giro d’Italia With Illness

Team Sky’s Mikel Landa has abandoned the Giro d’Italia on Stage 10 after suffering from illness. Landa, who started the day in 8th place overall, fell ill overnight but was able to start today’s 219km stage from Campi Bisenzio to Sestola. However, despite the support of the team, he was quickly distanced by the peloton and the decision was made for him to abandon the race. Landa was … [Read more...]

Roglic Wins The Giro d’Italia TT, As Brambilla Remains In Pink

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Greve in Chianti, Italy, May 15, 2016 (AFP) - Slovenian Primoz Roglic claimed victory in the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, a 40.5km time-trial in the Chianti wine-producing region. Italy's Gianluca Brambilla retained the race leader's pink jersey by just one second after the scenic race against the clock which ended in Greve in Chianti. Austrian Matias Brandle (IAM) … [Read more...]

Brambilla At The Double As Dumoulin Struggles At Giro d’Italia

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Arezzo, Italy, May 14, 2016 (AFP) - An audacious solo attack on the tough white chalk roads of the Giro d'Italia eighth stage saw Italian Gianluca Brambilla rewarded with a prestigious win and the race leader's pink jersey Saturday. Etixx team rider Brambilla had been in an earlier escape of 13 riders on the tough, 186 km ride from Foligno to Arezzo. But having earmarked the stage, the … [Read more...]

Greipel Roars Again, As Lotto Scores A Giro Hat Trick

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Foligno, Italy, May 13, 2016 (AFP) - Andre Greipel overcame a late challenge by Australian Caleb Ewan to roar to an impressive sprint win on the Giro d'Italia and secure a hat-trick of victories for his Lotto team Friday. Germany's Greipel, known as the 'Gorilla' for his impressive physique, claimed his maiden win on the fifth stage of the 99th edition on Wednesday. It ended compatriot … [Read more...]

Wellens Claims Maiden Giro Stage, Dumoulin Impresses In Pink

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Roccaraso, Italy, May 12, 2016 (AFP) - Belgium's Tim Wellens enjoyed a red letter day on the Giro d'Italia on Thursday with his maiden Grand Tour stage win as Tom Dumoulin held onto the leader's pink jersey. The 25-year-old Wellens broke early and powered up the final 18 kilometer climb to Roccaraso to come home alone after the 157km sixth stage. On the 2016 Giro's first gentle taste … [Read more...]

Greipel Roars Loudly At Giro d’Italia Stage 5, Dumoulin Keeps Pink

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Benevento, Italy, May 11, 2016 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel powered to victory on the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, a bunch sprint finish that left Dutchman Tom Dumoulin in the race leader's pink jersey. On the second day back in Italy following three opening stages in Holland, Lotto sprinter Greipel had been looking to redress the balance after seeing compatriot and … [Read more...]

Ulissi Triumphs On Giro, Dumoulin Back In Pink Jersey

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Praia a Mare, Italy, May 10, 2016 (AFP) - Italian Diego Ulissi capped a daring solo attack with a stunning victory on the fourth stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia as former race leader Tom Dumoulin reclaimed the pink jersey on Tuesday. In a thrilling finale that saw several riders fail to reel in Italian climbing specialist Ulissi on the 2.5 km-long home straight, Ulissi came over the finish … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Doubles Up At Giro d’Italia And Gets Pink

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Arnhem, Netherlands, May 8, 2016 (AFP) - Germany sprint ace Marcel Kittel pulled off an impressive double coup on Sunday by winning his second stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia to claim the race leader's pink jersey. Kittel claimed his first win of this year's edition with a dominant sprint finish on Saturday in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. On the third and final stage to be held in the … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Wins Giro d’Italia Stage Two, Dumoulin In Lead

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Nijmegen, Netherlands, May 7, 2016 (AFP) - Germany's Marcel Kittel, of the Etixx-QuickStep team, dominated a bunch sprint to win the second stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia on Saturday. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) held on to the race leader's pink jersey following his slim victory in the opening stage time trial on Friday, but has seen Kittel stake his claim by moving up to third at … [Read more...]

A Dream Of Epic Proportions For Dumoulin At Giro d’Italia

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Apeldoorn, Netherlands, May 6, 2016 (AFP) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin secured a dream start to the 99th Giro d'Italia for his Giant-Alpecin team Friday after winning the opening stage time-trial to pull on the race leader's pink jersey. Months after a training ride crash decimated his team and sent several of them to hospital, Dumoulin flew over the mainly flat but technical 9.8 km course in the … [Read more...]